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TALPA strides forward

TALPA strides forward

Posted Aug 28, 2008 11:05 UTC (Thu) by evgeny (guest, #774)
In reply to: TALPA strides forward by nix
Parent article: TALPA strides forward

I'm not sure. Consider distributed compilation farms (here "distributed" may refer to either filesystem and/or compiler; or just an NFS-mounted volume in the simplest case). Then maintaining nanosecond-accuracy time sync between several computers is needed, which is not trivial.


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TALPA strides forward

Posted Aug 28, 2008 11:58 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

NTP can already report jitter and offset values. Maybe what we need is a
way to have those values *reduce* the precision of the kernel-provided
nsec timestamps, so that you get timestamps as accurate as possible for
your timebase, but no more accurate? (Of course, if the jitter changes a
lot, interesting things may happen, but that's quite rare.)

TALPA strides forward

Posted Aug 28, 2008 16:01 UTC (Thu) by bfields (subscriber, #19510) [Link]

Note that no linux filesystem has time resolution better than a jiffy. (The on-disc format may use nanoseconds, but the mtime/ctime/atime aren't updated using a nanosecond-precision time source.)

TALPA strides forward

Posted Aug 28, 2008 18:43 UTC (Thu) by SEJeff (subscriber, #51588) [Link]

"""Then maintaining nanosecond-accuracy time sync between several computers is needed, which is not trivial."""

It is actually really easy if you are not using Cisco switches. The latency of the switches makes a big difference.

Use ptpd from the linux hosts:
http://ptpd.sourceforge.net/

It will allow you to keep nanosecond time sync of all machines in a lan using multicast.


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